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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Chicago 2009 conference, to be held at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from April 24-26, 2009.
  2. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from July 7-12, 2009.
  3. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life UK, to be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire from August 14-16, 2009.
  4. Applications for the 2009-2010 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are online and must be received by April 15, 2009. Up to fifteen $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.
  5. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is once again offering scholarships for young adults with type 1 diabetes to attend CWD's Friends for Life 2009 conference.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. We report on our Focus on Pumping conference, just concluded in Toronto, Ontario.
  2. Vote for Michelle Rago's dream job -- photographing kids with type 1 diabetes.
  3. The Triabuddies program will bring fifteen kids with type 1 diabetes, ages 9-12, to travel to the American Southwest in November 2009 to cross the finish line of the Arizona Ironman with an athlete living with type1 diabetes.
  4. Heidi is 13 and loves horses.
  5. Zac is 12 and was diagnosed right before fifth grade.
  6. Sara has diabetes, just like her older brother.
  7. Daniella is from Costa Rica but lives in Paris.
  8. Last week's poll asked readers how many basal rates are in their main basal rate profile. This week's poll asks readers what infusion set they use most often.
  9. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky.
  10. Our collection of Presentations About Diabetes is Worth a Look.
  11. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My wife Brenda recently had a birthday. Laura sent an email to the parents list saying "Brenda is 48" which triggered a bunch of "Oh my you're low!" responses rather than "Happy birthday" notes. The best responses were "Hypo Birthday Brenda!" and "have lots of cake - you won't be 48 anymore."
  12. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you have been doing frequent night checks because your child has been running a fever and find yourself in the bathroom getting Children's Tylenol before you realize the 103 was on the glucose meter, not the digital thermometer. See more parent humor.
  13. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  14. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My granddaughter has been put on lisinopril to protect her kidneys. Since this is a blood pressure medication, how will it do so? What will it do to her over the years?
    See the answer.
  15. From the CWD Forums

  16. From the CWD Forums:
    Kids giving their own shots?
  17. Chat

  18. Join Bruce & Rachele Baccaro and Betty Brackenridge for a Grandparents Chat at 9pm Eastern on Thursday, March 19th in the Grandparents Chat Room.
  19. Diabetes Camps

  20. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. Camp Kushtaka is in Cooper Landing, Alaska.
    2. Camp Sugar Falls is a summer day camp for kids with diabetes in Tennessee
  21. Applications being accepted for Camp Sweeney.
  22. Diabetes Basics

  23. Change in how HbA1c results are reported in the UK.
  24. Events

  25. The 2009 DESA North American Conference will be held in Boston from June 25-28, 2009. (PDF)
  26. Surveys and Studies

  27. Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking children, teens and adults ages 1 to 45 years old (without diabetes) with a family member with type 1 diabetes. (PDF)
  28. Cincinnati Children's Hospital is conducting a Type 2 Diabetes Study for 10 to 23 Year Olds. (PDF)
  29. Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking families with a child aged 9-11 who has had type 1 diabetes for at least a year to learn about how families manage diabetes day-to-day. (PDF)
  30. The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
  31. A company interested in developing a better way to deliver glucagon is seeking your help through a survey for adults and a survey for caregivers.
  32. Diabetes in School

  33. The American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know is a two-part training curriculum that consists of a CD containing thirteen PowerPoint modules and a DVD containing corresponding video segments. ADA's 2-disk set is designed to be used by a school nurse or diabetes health care professional to train non-medical school personnel in the performance of diabetes care tasks. This new school resource is now available at the ADA's online store at (item no. 3093-09) for a minimum shipping and handling charge. The PowerPoint training modules are available for freely downloading from
  34. From the Diabetes Blogosphere

  35. Lifescan's New Diabetes iPhone App.
  36. Jobs

  37. Paid Position - Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience -- Summer 2009. (PDF)
  38. Wanted for Summer 2009: Summer Camp Counselor and/or CIT With Type 1 Diabetes. (PDF)
  39. Products and Books

  40. Medical device alert – risk of insulin underdosing with affected lots of Owen Mumford Autopen Classic insulin pen injection devices.
  41. Research

  42. Diabetic retinal neurodegeneration is associated with mitochondrial oxidative stress and is improved by angiotensin receptor blocker in a model that combines hypertension and diabetes.
  43. Blood glucose levels regulate pancreatic beta-cell proliferation during experimentally-induced and spontaneous autoimmune diabetes in mice. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats (link to PDF on full text page).
  44. Prevalence of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms FokI and BsmI in Brazilian Type 1 diabetes and their relation to beta cell autoimmunity and to remaining beta cell function.
  45. Neurogenin3 Is Sufficient for Transdetermination of Hepatic Progenitor Cells into Neo-Islets In Vivo but Not Transdifferentiation of Hepatocytes. See also Stem cells crucial to diabetes cure in mice and Diabetes cure a step closer after liver used to regulate blood sugar.
  46. Daily Care

  47. Insulin Glargine: a review 8 years after its introduction.
  48. Blindness and laser photocoagulation in patients with childhood-onset type 1 diabetes in Japan.
  49. Glycaemic trend during Ramadan in fasting diabetic subjects: a study from Pakistan.
  50. Celiac

  51. Living with celiac disease.
  52. Celiac diagnosis sparks idea for gluten-free bakery.
  53. Gluten-free oatmeal cookies are fabulous.
  54. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  55. Danbury boy pumps up to beat Type I diabetes.
  56. The Jonas Family Talks Diabetes.
  57. Lakers' Adam Morrison is thinking forward.
  58. Souderton Taekwon-Do student keeps disease at bay through activity.
  59. JDRF-Funded Study Takes First Step Toward Development of Medicines That Can Regenerate Pancreases.
  60. Press Releases

  61. MannKind Submits NDA for AFRESA for Treatment of Diabetes.

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